Concerns as PNG prepares to return land to traditional owners

Papua New Guinea rainforest. (photo: Kahunapule Michael Johnson)

Community groups have welcomed the Papua New Guinea Government's announcement it will abolish special agricultural business leases.

The leases paved the way for millions of hectares of customarily-owned land to be taken over by large corporations for so-called agricultural projects.

The Oakland Institute, an independent policy think tank in the United States, has welcomed the decision with caution.

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